We are dedicated to making the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic, the most inclusive tertiary institutions in New Zealand. We recognise that often your student years are ones where you are exploring your identities and getting ready to tell others about who you are. Finding out about and coming to terms with gender and sexual identity is sometimes a challenging and confusing experience.
It can be daunting to be confronted with labels such as gay, lesbian, bi, trans, 'queer'. OUSA and OPSA recognise that sexual orientation and gender identity are not fixed but are parts of what makes us the unique individuals that we are at any given time.